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From Chaos to Sanity

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  • This clinic focuses on daily tips on efficiency with the goal of opening up your time, and in turn, keeping students enrolled in band. The included website highlights monthly tips, so you aren't reinventing the wheel. This clinic is geared towards the first year teacher to the very experienced teacher. A quote from a colleague with many years of experience said, "You gave me a lot to think about and reflect upon to improve both my teaching and my interactions with others."
  • Andrea Hollenbeck (andreah@psdschools.org)
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  • Andrea Hollenbeck is in her 20th year of teaching band and has been teaching at Preston Middle School since 2004. Andrea earned a Master’s of Music in Education degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama. Andrea continually works on optimizing happiness, being the best mom she can be by being an independent thinker and surrounding herself with people that make her a better person, keeping her body and mind strong, and taking risks. She excels at living in the present moment, being vulnerable, being genuine, open, and loving unconditionally. She spends her time writing poetry, her beloved and sacred book club, hiking and yoga. Her poetry was published in a magazine in the United Kingdom. Andrea currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. ? Andrea serves as the Director for Poudre School District Solo and Ensemble, and coaches track and football. Under Ms. Hollenbeck’s direction, her bands have earned Superior ratings at band festivals including Nordic Festival and Colorado Bandmasters Association Festivals. Preston Symphonic Band performed at Colorado Music Educator’s State Conference in 2017 and 2013. She proudly plays clarinet in the Fort Collins Wind Symphony. Andrea is currently serving as the Northern Representative for Northern Colorado. Ms. Hollenbeck was a clinician in 2008 at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference. Andrea’s article on “Composition in the Classroom” was published in The Instrumentalist 2009 October edition. She earned a trip to Calgary, Canada for a week of SMART professional development in 2014. She was the Rotary Club Teacher of the Month in 2013. Her professional affiliations include CBA and NAfME. She has conducted a number of different honor bands throughout Colorado. Andrea previously taught elementary, middle and high school in the Chicago area and in Alabama.
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